For over 7 years I have stored away a pair of jeans. They were probably the most expensive jeans I have ever purchased so even though they were to small I couldn’t part with them. When I pulled them out to make this skirt I knew they were small but a size 14 girls!!
I want to wear more skirts but the problem is I can only find elastic waists or dress skirts. I have not even been able to find a pattern I like. So I decided to save my money and reconstruct my jeans.
I first took out the inside seam of the capris and then the jeans. For the capris that were the main skirt I also took out the seam up to the front zipper and the seam in the back until the seam would now lay flat.
I then fitted the embroidered jean leg into the open area and pinned this in place. I used the emboridery for the front piece and a plain piece for the back. I sewed these pieces in place with two rows of stitching. You could also use a double needle if you wanted. I sewed mine with dark blue thread but you could purchase jean thread and sew your seams with that.